needs at least 1 million “signers” before it makes its way to the Tumblr staffs dashboard. REBLOGS count only. it just takes a minute to make a difference.
reblog this people!!!
all my followers best reblog this. i don’t usually trust this shit BUT I HATE THE NEW…
Petit: Tumblr Staff, please don’t make this lovely site more cumbersome to use.
SaburK: I don’t get why the dash needed to change (o.0)? (edit: I see now, time waster management… )
Discordthreads - WTF? Just when I thought I figured out how the dashboard works you change it. Now when I click DiscordThreads or ExquisiteArtfire along the top it takes FOREVER for anything to happen. And the words along the right are so faint I can’t even read them. This was a step backwards…may have to move over to Blogger…
we are so disgusted by the tumblr screw up we do not wish to tumble anymore! we would lose followers, and much of our focus, but we are not going to tolerate being jerked around by yet another interweb company who thinks it can do whatever it wants with us and our content, blogs, and time! we, the Swimmies of Doom, also encourage everyone to contact tumblr directly at: email@example.com, and tell them to quit fucking around!
oh we are angry mad little fishies!
tumblr, you screwed up!
sadly and madly,
The Swimmies of Doom
Excellent tutorial to make a kindle cover from Chica and Jo
My mother bought a Kindle for my 13 year old son for Christmas. She mentioned that I should get a cover for it, as teenagers are not known for being exceedingly careful with things with a delicate screen. It turns out, a decent Kindle cover is not cheap!
While killing some time browsing around the internet, I came upon a tutorial for the absolute coolest Kindle cover ever at a super-fun blog called Chica And Jo!
You can find the tutorial HERE.
It not only protects the device, it can be folded up in such a way that it works as a stand for the Kindle.. So you can read it hands-free. And most exciting of all, the directions looked pretty simple. I am about as far from a seamstress as they come! In school, I always got a “needs improvement” on my report card for “listens and follows directions,” and as an adult with a sewing pattern, I haven’t gotten much better.
My first attempt was not so good. I made it way too skinny to fit the Kindle inside. I had to start over from scratch, being sure to cut to the correct measurements and being extra sure to use the correct seam allowance. The pattern does not allow for much leeway in the seam allowance department— just a touch too big on the seam allowance and that Kindle is not going in there!
My second attempt turned out very nice, and became my son’s Kindle cover. He was thrilled, and I was very pleased with myself. So then I made one for my horse-loving mother, in horse print fabric. It’s fun, it’s easy (after you do it once), and very functional. I swear if I knew anyone else close to me that had a Kindle I’d be making more!
Without further ado, here are pictures of my finished covers:
… The world would be a better place!
In the daytime, I’m office diva extraordinaire, which is my preferred way to say that I answer phones, mail things, file papers, and type a lot. I’m lucky enough to live very close to the office, so every day at noon I race home. There, I can enjoy a salad and some hummus toast while watching Judge Mathis and enjoying the company of my incredibly cute husband, Jimmy. The one and only drawback— no time for a quick nap!
Today I had to stay at the office for lunch hour. (This happens from time to time in a one-vehicle family.) I heated the Ramen Noodles that I had hastily thrown into my bag this morning, and found myself with some extra time on my hands. Nap time!
Now I need one of THESE! (taken from HERE)
I will leave you with this: Top 5 Things to Say When Caught Sleeping At Your Desk
5. “They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen.”
4. “This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the time management course you sent me to.”
3. “Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time.”
2. “Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?” And the NUMBER ONE best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk…
1. Raise your head slowly and say, “…in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
I call this one “Fire & Lace.” She’s a size 8 1/2, made of sterling silver wire and red agate. Though the name of the stone is red agate, as you can see, it’s actually a beautiful red-orange color. Feminine curves and curls make this ring really stand out.
My very first attempt at selling my jewelry was at an elementary school’s fall festival. A friend of mine had posted on her facebook page that her daughter’s school was looking for artists to have tables at their fall festival. Booth fee was only $20, and she said there is normally a very large turnout.
Terrified to do it on my own, my friend Carolyn and I split the booth fee and shared a table. She was selling beaded jewelry and I was selling wire name pendants. I thought it would be a good venue for the name pendants, as young girls do seem to like them. I think I sold 3, and Carolyn sold one item, a watch, which she discounted drastically from the price that the she would normally have asked.
A few things were going on here.
- The crowd did not come prepared to spend large amounts of money. They need items at a low price point.
- The festival had been rescheduled from a previous date, and was now held on the same day and time as a big-deal college football game
So, while the amount of money I made at the festival barely covered my half of the rental fee and my lunch afterward at Taco Bell, the experience taught me something, and I am grateful for it. Next time I do a school fall festival, I will be sure to bring lots of eye-catching but inexpensive things that Mom & Dad will not say “no” to.
I’d be remiss if I did not mention that it was a beautiful day, which I got to spend outside talking with lots of nice people, hanging with Carolyn, and getting some exposure for my craft. I also learned that my daughter, Sid, is an outgoing little sales girl, bringing over girls, two at a time, “Do you like my necklace? Come see, my mom can make one for you, too!”
Fail? Nope! I had a great time and learned something, too! Win!
Welcome, and thank you for stopping in! My name is Holly and I love making jewelry! I started making wire name pendants when I was 15 years old, working for a wonderful couple that leased a shop at Six Flags over Georgia. I did this for several summers, and it was something I really enjoyed. After that, I made pendants for family and friends, but had never considered selling my pretties.
I have a regular daytime job as a legal secretary at a small law firm, and my husband, Jimmy, and I have an online store called JuicyLiquid where we sell the liquid that goes into electronic cigarettes. Fortunately for me, both of these jobs can be quite fulfilling. I work with wonderful people at the law firm, and I get a good feeling when I can offer help or even just a smile and a kind word to people who are down and out. I am sometimes moved to tears when someone who purchases e-liquid from us writes to say that they haven’t smoked a tobacco cigarette in a year, or their grandmother quit after smoking for 40 years. But for the most part, Jimmy runs JuicyLiquid, and as much as I don’t like to think about it, my boss at the law firm won’t be around forever.
One day I posted pictures of some of my jewelry on my Facebook page, and my friends really liked my stuff! I was getting tons of messages from friends there, asking if I could make them a ring like that, could I make a pendant with their daughter’s name on it, could I make this one in blue? I couldn’t believe it. But yes, I could do these things, and I did. That is when I decided that I’d like to take a shot at opening up a small online shop, doing a bit of consignment, and attending some craft fairs.
I’d like to share my journey here, as it happens. The excitement, the disappointment, the things that work for me, and the things that didn’t turn out so hot. I also would like to share about the actual making of jewelry, and other artists who touch or inspire me.
At this point, I am unsure of how my story will go. It is my hope that it will be a long and successful story of how a 30-something artist, wife and mother of two, came to be making beautiful jewelry and supporting herself with her craft.
Thank you for visiting here! I hope you will come back and share in my journey. I would love to hear your comments, suggestions, and experiences.
My online store, Honkus Grogana, can be found HERE.